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Agama: Rock Agama

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Re: ID help needed please

Unread postby arks » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:58 am

Belated thanks, brian, but I'm also puzzled, because I thought that agamas have a rather "spikey" skin and this one looks to be smooth skinned? :hmz:
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Re: ID help needed please

Unread postby BushSnake » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:15 pm

It's a Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra). They are a lot smoother than the other "normal" Agamas, and as their name implies they frequent rocks more than the other species such as the ground Agamas.
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Re: ID help needed please

Unread postby arks » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:33 pm

Thanks so much, BushSnake, for the ID and the explanation! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Agama: Rock Agama

Unread postby Trentonskeeper » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:26 pm

Spotted this bright fellow by the Pool in Lower Sabie, he was either doing a Love dance for another more orange Agama or threatening it to chase it away. Not sure which but he was magnificent. Spent a full 20 min taking pics cause he was quite happy to let me.
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